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The Rise & Fall Of D.O.D.O.

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  • 1851 England, The Great Exhibition at London’s Crystal Palace has opened, celebrating the rise of technology and commerce. With it the power of magic – in decline since the industrial revolution began – is completely snuffed out. The existence of magic begins its gradual devolution into mere myth.

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Product Description

  • Authors
    Neal Stephenson  
    Nicole Galland  
    Binding
    paperback  
    Cat No.
    4156536  
    EAN
    9780008132590  
    Genre
    Fantasy  
    ISBN
    9780008132590  
    Publisher
    Borough Press  
    Type
    Books  
  • 1851 England, The Great Exhibition at London’s Crystal Palace has opened, celebrating the rise of technology and commerce. With it the power of magic – in decline since the industrial revolution began – is completely snuffed out. The existence of magic begins its gradual devolution into mere myth.

    21st Century America, Magic has faded from the minds of mankind, until an encounter between Melisande Stokes, linguistics expert at Harvard, and Tristan Lyons, shadowy agent of government, leads to the uncovering of a distant past.

    After translating a series of ancient texts, Melisande and Tristan discover the connection between science, magic and time travel and so the Department of Diachronic Operations, D.O.D.O., is hastily brought into existence. Its mission: to develop a device that will send their agents back to the past, where they can stop magic from disappearing and alter the course of history.

    But when you interfere with the past, there’s no telling what you might find in your future…

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